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The Newcastle Doubletail is a Donkey Orchid from the Diuris genus. It produces clusters of six to ten flowers in winter from July to early September. The flowers are yellow some dark brown markings on the labellum and the dorsal sepal. The lateral sepals are narrow and pointed, growing downwards. Like most donkey orchids, the lateral petals are held erect like ears. The plant has two or three narrow grassy leaves that grow about 30 cm long and 5 mm wide. The leaves are folded flat along the length of the leaf. The plant grows from a tuber and dies back each year appearing winter to flower.
The orchid grows in areas near the coast in grassy open forest or woodland.
Diuris praecox is found on the east coast of New South Wales in an area around Newcastle.
|Common Name:||Newcastle Doubletail|
Relatives in same Genus